Every facet of the modern world faces similar problems: increasing costs, reducing space, and fewer resources to work with. In our particular industry we feel the acute pressure this brings with a greater intensity than most.
Your average movie-goer might not realise how much technology is actually behind Pixar’s latest character, Dneg’s black hole for Interstellar, or Foster + Partner’s buildings. But we do. We also know that in order to create sprawling epics, accurate architecture, or pinpoint detail you need a lot of technology. And your creative teams need to be able to get access to it easily.
And once again we feel the issues that have plagued the industry for years. We have limited access to power consumption, workstations get hot, and you need to cram more artists into the same amount of space. So with desks getting smaller, costs getting higher, and demands increasing, how do you cope?
We’ve come up with the ideal solution. Don’t give your creatives their own workstations. Instead, get us to build you a rack mounted workstation solution.
Imagine all the power of your workstations in a rack. And imagine being able to get access to that from anywhere.
Developed in partnership with Supermicro, NVIDIA and Teradici the result is a series of rack-mounted workstations that you can install in your server room. Creatives can access the brute power of them from their desks, or even remotely, and you get all the benefits of having a centralised micro-data-centre.
Your cooling costs go down because you’re not competing with workstation heat on the creative floor. Security is greater and you’re less likely to lose data. Power consumption is also mitigated and you get back that most valuable of commodities: more space.
The technology behind this innovative solution means you can even store your rack workstations at an off-site facility and keep your central locations for the creative process.
What’s more, this isn’t theoretical. We’ve successfully been deploying these systems for over three years now, and they’re still working well.
So it’s true. Creatives don’t need their own workstations.
It’s a bold idea. But then Escape Technology is known for successfully implementing new thinking.